Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/8/12
Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Lucas Duda – RF Scott Hairston – LF Jordany Valdespin – CF Josh Thole – C Jonathon Niese – LHP The Mets bounced back from Friday night’s loss with a good looking win yesterday. Gee had a great outing yesterday and the Mets bats scratched out two homers to support him. Today the Mets will send out Jon Niese as he takes on Ryan Dempster, who is making his first start since landing on the Disabled List. Jon Niese is 7-3 on the season over 16 games and 96.2 innings of work with an ERA of 3.35. In his last six starts he 4-1 over 41.1 innings of work with an ERA of 1.74. In that stretch he faced the Cubs where he pitched 7.0 innings, allowed 1 ER, 8 hits, BB and 6 K’s. The Cubs have the following numbers against Niese: Soriano 3-11, 2B Soto 2-8, 2B, HR Baker 4-9 Castro 3-9, 3B Mather 3-8 Rizzo 1-3, 2B Ryan Dempster is on the trade block right now, so there should be a good amount of scout activity ar...
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